Magnitude 6.8 earthquake strikes near New Zealand
A magnitude 6.8 earthquake has struck the Kermadec Islands region near New Zealand.
The tremor stuck the region, which is north east of New Zealand just before 11am AEDT, at a depth of 10km, according to Geoscience Australia.
The Bureau of Meteorology confirmed there was no tsunami threat to Australia following the large quake.
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